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they will legally be allowed to marry. we talked to a silver spring couple about their plans and why the law means so much to them. >> days away from the data have been waiting for since they met. -- the day they have been waiting for since they met. they will be one of the first couple's to wed with me same-sex marriage law takes effect new year's day. the couple will be on the eastern shore to exchange bows. >> we, were part of a pioneer of movement, just like the suffragettes. >> they will be wearing matching, tuxedos, nicely pressed. in the top things off with a manicure and pedicure. their union will be a marriage, not a civil union. >> there is something deeper, spiritually. >> you are married when it is legitimized by your friends your family, and your country. >> the day after the law passed, early november, i felt a lift. i felt like and walked a little bit taller that day. >> it is a feeling of legitimacy they have been hoping would come for 59 years. the couple, who met at a country band car, say there is no better place to exchange vows than a state that recognizes their marriage. >> t
reports despite having criticism the n.r.a. is not backing down to any new gun laws. >> the sunday morning talk shows hosted heated debates over gun control. >> the fact that something is misused whether it's a baseball bat or the mass killing in a chinese school with an ax and a knife, doesn't mean you deny baseball bats or guns. >> but the easy availability of guns is a contributing factor. and you can't keep that off the table. >> politicians went toe-to-toe on solutions that could prevent a tragedy like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n.r.a. is not budging from the stance they took on friday calling for armed guards in our school. >> the former undersecretary is working on the n.r.a. for this. he called the armed security a deterrent, an effective way to deter people. >> you provide safety with armed personnel without putting fear in anyone. >> gun violence is down. >> but we have to keep working on this. and there are are lots of different solutions. the pro gun people who say don't include guns are wrong and the pro gun safety pe
regarding the law in russia banning americans from adopting russian children. jummy olabanji has been following this. >> in the past couple of minutes we have learned that russian president vladimir putin has signed the bill banning the american adoption of russian children. this just crossed the associated press wire. four minutes ago. we know that this law will go into effect on new year's day and would include a ban on adoptions that are already in progress. this move is seen largely as a retaliation against the u.s. rights sanctions signed into law by president barack obama earlier this year. once again, russian president vladimir putin signed the law and it will go into effect next week. a couple of days. a story we have been falling for several weeks now. any new developments including any statements, we will be sure to pass those along. back to you. >> here in the jacqui jeras weather center. -- in the weather center with jacqui jeras. a nice break -- today not so bad? >> less than 24 hours to get your traveling done, so do it now. a little bit chilly -- 37 at reagan national.
children from russia. their dreams were dashed. >> latimer cutin signed a bill into law banning adoptions by american families. -- vladmir putin signed a bill into law banning adoptions by american families. >> this blanket were to go with us for a trip to russia. >> the room was ready. the four year-old special needs child is currently in a russian orphanage. >> she is beautiful. she is so bright and full of life. we want to be able to share that with her. >> their adoption might be in jeopardy. russian president vladimir pugin just signed a law banning americans from adopting -- putin just signed a law banning americans from adopting russian children. it goes into effect january 1. the state department issued this caution, saying, we're for the concerned about statements that adoption already underway may be stopped. the national council for adoption estimates as many as 1500 u.s. families may now be in limbo. 46 of them like this ohio family have been into russia and met the child they have been matched with. >> we're hopeful that negotiations can take place that did not put kids in th
law journal list of top p 10 lawyers nationwi every year since the listst began. he joined the firm of patton boggs llp in 1966 and he designed and secure the chrysler bailout in 19. an institutition in washiningtonnd capitol hill. what are some of the things about himm that are notable? >> one thing we found out about these leaders who have done incredible things, once the received the award will learn intereresting facts. when thomas boggs, jr. spoke ththat night and reference but that they do the most pro bono work of any fm in washington because law firms are nototed for their pro bono work but i think boogs stands out. giuseppe ceci, president of idi group companies. he developedhe watergate properties including the infamous watergate hotel the watergate condominiums. of the first mixed-use develoent in washington which inincluded office space andnd residents. he found it idi group in 1975 and he is involved in many professional a civic organizations. tell us about mr. cecchi. >> he started in this area many years ago. i think one of the things t that stand out about his speech
up by law. every american paycheck will considerably smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do. >> after meeting with the president and treasury secretary, congressional leaders headed back to the capital without a deal. nancy pelosi insists some progress was made. disgorge by reports the would not be a deal todaythe dow closed down. the president did not make any new offers. congress should least extend tax cuts for everyone making $250,000 or less, and extend long-term unemployment benefits. democrats said have enough votes in the house and senate to pass the president also version of a short-term plan, but it is up to republicans in the house to call a vote. >> in the case of the speaker, i don't refuse to hold a vote per one of the key players, chris van halle, ranking democrat and house budget committee says he understands the public frustration -- hollen, ranking democrat and house budget committee, says he understands the public frustration. today the house speaker said he will not call for any votes until the senate has voted. possible new year's eve a vote on monday.
outdated some gun laws are. a local man who has spent years on death row could soon be out of prison. >> the case has been ongoing for years, and now his mother says finally her son could soon be free. our northern virginia bureau chief has more on the newfound hope for the family. >> he has missed the last putt 12 christmases. >> this time, terry steinberg hopes that her son, who has sat in solitary confinement on death row 11 years will be free. she was shot after she learned yesterday he could be released any time. >> we are grateful for the release. >> but not angry at to not come sooner. >> getting angry does not help anything. i cannot be sad for we have lost christmases birthdays, holidays. >> he was convicted for a drug conviction. last month, a judge overturned the conviction, that prosecutors had evidence that could have hurt their case. they gave 120 days to retry wolfe but they failed to do so. the judge also barred prosecutors in the state from retrying him again. >> he has never wavered over 12 years. >> the prince william county prosecutor said, "we respectfully disagr
shows how seriously law enforcement is going after anyone connected to the terrible crime even though the shooter is dead tonight. >> ron, thanks to you. >>> with millions of americans on vacation this holiday, an unwelcome headline for passengers on a cruise ship. their holiday trips turned into a nightmare when many of them became very sick. >> reporter: it advertises comfort, luxury and haute cuisine. >> now sailing on the grandest ocean liner ever, the "queen mary 2." >> reporter: but now the colossal ocean liner is one of three cruises just this week to be rocked by mass outbreaks of the stomach flu. 194 "queen mary" passengers reported contracting the bug, believed to be the highly contagious norovirus. ngets it can even resist most of the disinfectants that are normally used to clean environmental surfaces. >> so you can touch something like this and put it to your mouth and get the virus? >> right. >> reporter: and, tonight, the -- there's no treatment. the captain suggested they stay clear of the buff eight. tonight the cdc is investigating why nearly 200 people were stricken
own way. >> average family would pay an extra $3,400 next year. >> the law says that every american's tax rates are going up. every american's paycheck will its mother. if that the impasse has shaken wall street, -- the impasse has shaken wall street. >> i think the likelihood is we go over the fiscal cliff. >> jim moran is wondering if partisan politics has destroyed the chance for any agreement. >> i don't think we will be up to reach a deal, no matter how small it might be. >> the american people are watching what we do. obviously, their patience is already thin. >> if senate leaders reached a deal, rank-and-file senators could vote by sunday, house member sunday night. right now there is not enough time left, they really need a deal tomorrow to beat the monday midnight deadline. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> in addition to working on a deal on the fiscal cliff president obama has ordered 50 u.s. troops to the african country of chad to help evacuate american citizens and embassy personnel from the neighboring countr rebel forces are approaching the city. the president said it is
farm bill. without the bill, the 1949 law would kick in. and that would force the government to pay dairy farmers much higher prices for their milk, pushes costs up all across the board. >>> another day, another upbeat report on the housing market. sales of new homes jumped 4.4% between october and november. the fastest pace in 2 1/2 years. overall, home sales are up 15% over the past year. >>> and still, with the economy, a sign of the rebounding u.s. auto industry. ford will spend more than $750,000 to expand a half-dozen manufacturing plants in michigan. that will create more than 2,300 jobs and save 3,000 others. it's part of the company's commitment to invest $6.2 billion in its u.s. plants and create 12,000 jobs by 2015. >>> there are movie flops. and then, there's the 2012 film that's the biggest flop of all-time. christian slater's indy cop horror film "playback" grossed $264. box office mojo crunched the numbers and found that "playback" played in one theater last spring. if you're counting, that means a couple dozen people decided to buy tickets. >> you know who you are wh
this law victimizes children to make a political point. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children. some 60,000 of them have been given homes by americans since the fall of the soviet union. there's nearly 52 children in the process of being adopted by american families right now. in some cases, families who have been waiting years to complete the adoption process. this new law will block those kids from leaving russia. meaning, they will not be coming to the u.s. and given a new home. and so far, the u.s. has not responded. josh? >> thank you. amy? >> heartbreaking story, josh. >>> we have breaking weather news, though. much of the country under a blanket of snow. and sam's telling us, there's more snow on the way. >> watching this storm develop this morning, amy. good morning, everybody. 64% of the country now has the white stuff on the ground. let's look at pictures out of maine, and the storm exiting that area. caused gusting winds up and down maine. killington, vermont, coming in with 18 inches of snow. some places in vermont with 27 inches of snow. as we said, the gu
on the fiscal cliff. just a matter of hours until we officially go over the edge. law maikers scrambling this morning to put together an 11th hour compromise or we'll be ringing in higher taxes with the new year. jonathan karl is in washington. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the taxes are set to go up at the stroke of midnight. talks went late into the night and will continue this morning. as washington teerts on the edge of the fiscal cliff, there is still no deal. as talks continued overnight, a voice of frustration erupted on the senate floor. >> something has gone terribly wrong when the big es threat to our american economy is our american congress. >> reporter: leaders negotiated all weekend long. the talks hit a brick wall. harry reid saying, he was unable to even counter the latest republican offer. >> at this stage, we're not able to make a counteroffer. it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. >> reporter: that prompted mitch mcconnell to call for a lifeline. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump start the negotiations on hi
? >> different category than all the others is that it's law. it's all going to be rolling out over the next couple of years. it's very significant action in congress that would be signed by the president to alter some substantially change it. so you will see a couple of things happening there. one, some of the major taxes will roll out, three big taxes that are going to fund, although not, we should be clear on this, the tax on high value health insurance plans provided by employers. that won't begin until 2018. you will see changes t in the medical delivery system itself. key performan for hospitals in terms of how they pay for services, moving away for pay for volume and towards pay for quality. those are going to roll out over the next year. come the end of next year 13, we will see the massive coverage expansion where many, many, many people get the tax credit to either get private insurance or get covered by medicaid. bestill expect the scale of that expansion by the beginning of 2014 to be in th range of 25 to 30 million people. they will be a lot of folks. beyond health care, it bec
a sweeping wiretap law. they can do it without obtaining a court order for each intercept. the program would have expired today. >>> there's been a medical setback for hugo chavez. his vice president said he suffered new complications and described his condition as delicate. he's not been seen or heard from since undergoing a fourth cancer-related surgery earlier in the month. >>> a woman charged with pushing man to his death at a subway track is going to undergo a medical evaluation. this morning, "the new york times" reports that she's been arrested twice in the past for violent confrontation with total strangers. >>> back to the bargaining table today for represents of the nhl and the players' union. it's the first time in weeks that the sides are meeting fais to fais to end the ongoing lockout. the nhl offered a new proposal last thursday. >>> the nfl's second season is upon us. 12 teams still alive. 20 teams going home. sunday's highlights now from espn. >> cassidy hubbarth here with your "sportscenter" update. adrian peterson, 208 yards away from the single-season rushing record in the
same-sex couples in maryland. new laws go into effect tomorrow but not for everyone. plus with a playoff spot secured, the rush is on for redskins fans to get their hands on team colors as quickly as they can. meanwhile, a live look outside. gorgeous morning with >> you are watching abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. >> overseas, a lot of the celebrating is already under way. we have live pictures of the vatican, where you can see services for this new year, 2013. pope benedict walking up to the altar. we still have less than 12 hours on the east coast before we celebrate the new year, but people all around the world are enjoying 2013 already. >> [[cheers and applause] ] >> fireworks at sydney harbour at the opera house. the celebrations in wellington were canceled because of dangerously high wins. in south korea, a large bell that marked the start of 2013 was wrong. it was used to keep time for the ruling emperor. now it is wrong on late at midnight on new year's column total of 33 times. the start of the new year means a big change for one popular magazine. newsweek's
agree to one change in gun laws. he refruzed to answer or chanled the subject. he said the gun is a tool, the problem are criminals. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> in other news this morning, a veteran of capitol hill was laid to rest in his home state of hawaii. in attendance was president obama. a 19-cannon salute was fired at senator daniel inouye's funeral. he died laths week at the age of 88. >>> new insight into mitt romney's failed presidential run. tagg romney says his dad never wanted the top job. he wanted to be president less than anyone i have met in my life, says tagg. he said his father is a very private person who simply does not like attention. >> interesting field to get into if you don't like attention. >>> out in space, a unique holiday show going on. jupiter and the moon will be in con vux in the evening. they're already close together in the sky and bright enough to be visible around the world, even if you're in a big city. >> with a home telescope you can see the moons, the mountains, the krarts. with the naked eye, you'll be able to see the show. enjoy a l
are legally exchanging vows today. the new law legalizing same-sex marriage went into effect at midnight, 12:01 a.m. today. some ceremonies were held overnight. same-sex marriage became legal in maryland on tuesday. become legal on tuesday. >>> and finally, talk about living on the edge. in massachusetts, several homes on plum island are in danger of plunging into the atlantic ocean. thursday's storms and pounding waves are threatening their foundations. two homes are so unstable the homeowners can't get inside to retrieve their belongings. >>> now, time to ginger and the weather. >> pittsburgh, getting more snow this morning. and they're about 27 of so getting up early this morning. some more cold air behind it. and the snowstorm we've been talking about before the broadcast, now moving into northeast new england. winter storm warnings there in pink. and the lows combine. it will be rainy in parts of the carolinas. but then it will start to intensify and drop snow in connecticut, rhode island and massachusetts, in the heart of where all that snow will intensify. back into parts of new york
on "world news now," pointing fingers while taking aim at gun control laws. the debate reaches a new intensity after the newtown tragedy. >> as the nra and gun rights advocates explain their renewed positions. it's monday, december 24. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. merry christmas eve. i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> i know you're thrilled to be working overnights this christmas weekend. >> great to be in new york. >> you're an l.a. girl in new york and you love the cold weather here. you've seen all the lights and the trees. so you're enjoying the big apple. >> beautiful. >> good to have you back. i know it's tough working the holiday week. thanks for sticking it out with us. >> you make it easy. >> i try, i try. it's the vodka. shut up, willis. good morning, everybody. happy christmas eve again. the debate over firearms will not subside. that's for sure. as the nation celebrates this holiday season, that is our top story. also this half hour, this story kind of really blew my mind here. no one saw this coming. some post election comments from i
in maryland. the state's same-sex marriage law takes effect tomorrow. couples that have been allowed to apply for licenses since voters approved and the referendum back in november. d.c. police are trying to figure out who broke into a charter school and stole some computers. it happened around 11:00 saturday night at next step charter school on 15th street nw. if you have information call d.c. police. the emancipation proclamation will remain on display at the national archives through tomorrow. the documents sparked the chain of events that led to the passage of the 13th of ament outlawing slavery. tomorrow will be exactly 150 years since president abraham lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation. the original document is displayed for a limited time each year because of its fragility. it can be made worse by exposure to light. checking is around the world investigators are searching for the cause of a deadly airplane crash in russia that was caught on tape. authorities say five of the eight people on board the airplane died after it veered off the runway while landing at a moscow airpo
to prevent similar incidents in the future. people in new york city who want tighter gun laws are making their voices heard, marching over the brooklyn bridge last night carrying candles. they stopped in the middle of the abridged read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school. >> the debate over guns in america took center stage on the sunday morning talk shows. the national rifle association is not backing down from a controversial idea of putting armed guards in schools. >> i don't understand why you cannot just four minutes imagine that when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school and that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might of been able to stop largest gun rights lobby also says the white house gun violence task force led by vice president joe biden may try to undermine the second amendment. 5:0732 degrees. >> still ahead in reston, showing off another amazing holiday display. how it is helping a great cause clear. it's disappointing news for former presi >> welcome back on this tuesday -- monday, december 2
, in just a matter of hours, new laws go into effect, including legal same-sex marriages in maryland. see how one couple is getting ready for their big day. >> tickets may be officially sold out for this weekend's redskins game, but we will tell >> adc charter school is the target of thieves. >> the school is located on 15th street. >> the cleanup continued at the next step charter school after thieves broke again over the weekend. they walked out with nearly two dozen laptops. >> we have worked hard to acquire laptops. and now we do not have them. >> officials are asking, why us? this is the third break-in in the past week and a half. 100 laptops have been stolen. >> we feel very vulnerable. >> they should bump up security a little bit more at the school. >> they are installing cameras inside and outside the school. on the day after thanksgiving, surveillance video caught thieves inside this elementary school in upper northwest. police are not saying if the crimes are related. >> the students are the real victims. >> it is really unfair. this place is an asset to the community. >> d.c. p
. we really don't have that much leverage there because those rates go up by operation of law december 31st. i would focus on areas we have more leverage on." so why would the president agree to raise that limit by a dollar when you have so many republicans that -- >> i don't think you have so many republicans. that was one statement and the context was what is realistic as a deal given the president's adamant position he wouldn't compromise on anything above $200,000. let's just get back to the theory because chuck had it right the first time. the more people you sweep up in this big tax increase, the worse it will be for economy and small business and for workers. let me point out two interesting statistics. over half of the dividends paid by corporations go to people 65 years of age and older. in fact, a majority of adult americans own stock or -- let me just make this point, so when the dividend rate goes up to 68.6%, which is the combined corporate and dividend rate, "a," corporations aren't going to pay dividends, and, "b," if you are one of those seniors who get it you'll be tax
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